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Old 07-20-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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sweeping staggered suspension look?

what it looks like is everyone's scamperin to give their car that even drop all-around. am i isolated when i say i like the sweeping look of the cobra r?

basically i'm trying to get some feedback on why/why not to do this as i'm debating putting new front isolators in which will in essence return my drop to near-even, or drop in the backs only so the drop will be like:

1.7"=======------------'''''''''''''''''''1.1"

as opposed to

1.2"============"--------------1.1"

note: this is kinda multi-sectional (appearance, suspension, v6 tech) so i put it here.
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what it looks like is everyone's scamperin to give their car that even drop all-around. am i isolated when i say i like the sweeping look of the cobra r?

basically i'm trying to get some feedback on why/why not to do this as i'm debating putting new front isolators in which will in essence return my drop to near-even, or drop in the backs only so the drop will be like:

1.7"=======------------'''''''''''''''''''1.1"

as opposed to

1.2"============"--------------1.1"

note: this is kinda multi-sectional (appearance, suspension, v6 tech) so i put it here.

It really is a matter of preference actually. The negative is to much front down and have a chin spoiler or air dam it will beccme a scoop for road debris and curb cruncher. But all said it is a matter of taste.
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ever seen my 90? lol, it was a little extreme, but i liked it.
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ever seen my 90? lol, it was a little extreme, but i liked it.
That thing looked so sweet like that
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I like the front lower..but not to an extreme like brent's lol. Without a chin spoiler he bottoms out on curbs and such.
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^ if i slammed on the brakes i scraped.
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www.cardomain.com/id/fast90stang i really miss that car sometimes.....
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nice I can definately see that scraping
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damn that is low. haha.

i'll probly set it low up front even though i auto-x
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4-5 degree nose down rake had been proven to clean up the car aerodynamically.

So it';s for more than just looks.

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i like the raked look on older muscle cars.

on modern cars, i would rather them be perfectly flat, and lowered enough to get rid of fender gap, but not slammed.
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it looks good on the newer bullitt. if only the gap were less around the fenders.
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keep the rear a couple tenths of an inch higher than the front.
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i like the raked look on older muscle cars.

on modern cars, i would rather them be perfectly flat, and lowered enough to get rid of fender gap, but not slammed.
thats how i feel. on a newer stang, lower and level would look damn good
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who was it that used to come here, had a green 99+ raked in the back, with some 10"ers out back with skinnies in front?

was it Tire?
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4-5 degree nose down rake had been proven to clean up the car aerodynamically.

So it';s for more than just looks.

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Yeah at 150 MPH!!!!! HAHHAHAHAHHA

In city driving it wont do anything for you but look good.
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how about get some coilovers and then you can change from flat to rake whenever you want?
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At highway speeds, I rarely drive my Stang in the city, jut enough to hit the highway and to take my youngun to soccer practice otherwise it's the Big Red Ram.

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how about get some coilovers and then you can change from flat to rake whenever you want?
cuz coilovers are $1500
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and i've heard coilovers ride like crap.
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who was it that used to come here, had a green 99+ raked in the back, with some 10"ers out back with skinnies in front?

was it Tire?
yep that was him, looked nice. I know he had 4cyl springs in the front, not sure on rear.
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The rear of my GT vert was actually lower than the front of it.
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The rear of my GT vert was actually lower than the front of it.
too much junk in teh trunk
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the pre 99s just dont look right raked to me, 94-98 looks ok...imho (not being biased) the foxes look better when the later years with a nice rake to it.
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